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Yes. It has great scenery. It is no doubt.
But if have (or rent) no car, thrn think twice.
There is only one bus in a hour(or two hours) from/to chitose airport.
You might need to spend a day for this because of poor public...More
Sparkling icy cold lake which was beautiful to look at during the hours we were there. Sadly because of the tornado and earthquake much of the woodland walk was out of bounds. Ghastly swan pedalo boats to ride or a more sedate ride on a...More
If you are riding or driving, this gorgeous lake is worth the drive. Suggest bring picnic lunch, the views are spectacular and the drive is easy. Spring, summer, good, fall the best. Winter depends on weather. You will not be disappointed.
In the film Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie went to a lake in the half-snow-covered mountains, which looked just like one of the lakes in the Alps. She washed a lot of clothes, and aired them with the help of Markl and Turnip Head. And then...More
We spent a nice night at a small guesthouse type hotel.
There are beautiful walks and harder mountain trails all around the lake.
We were surprised and really enjoyed our 2 days.
You can rent paddle boats, waterbikes and kayaks.
After a first massive eruptions thousands of years ago that formed this large volcanic lake 3 other eruptions along the same fault line created 3 other craters of different ages. Some great hikes and a fun waterfront area for lunch/drink. Good parking and access. Just...More
Shikotsu is currently the cleanest lake in Hokkaido. Rainbow trout are raised here and currently eggs are being taken down to re-populate Fukushima. (You can fish in Hokkaido without a license). There are some great little cafes, spas, little eateries, and in winter the ice...More
It was a 5 minute drive to the lake-front from the serene Kyukumura Shikotsu resort where we had spent the night. The sun was ablaze when we arrived at the lake at mid-morning. The brilliant hues of the azaleas framed the cool azure of the...More